Between January 29th and February 1st the Event Horizon team visited the premises of the worlds largest scientific experiment at CERN in Geneva in order to shoot material for two new videos. The team was warmly welcomed by CERN Press office and Dr. Steven Goldfarb of the ATLAS project, who helped to organise the visit. The first day of the visit was spent underground at the ATLAS detector and the second day was spent at the CMS detector. The impressions and inspirations gathered will all be flowing into the making of new music, assembled in EVENT HORIZONS 2nd album. During the 3rd day of the visit the members of the EVENT HORIZON team had the chance to speak to a few leading scientists of various fields and interview them about their research and the fundamental questions being asked through it. The team also had the chance to talk to other artists that work with various art at CERN programmes, such as Chris Henschke from Australia, who is known for his sound installations and visual artwork processing CMS data.
Geza says: "The impressions we gathered there where amazing and the work ethic at CERN is nothing short of inspirational on so many deeply important levels. Scientists from all around the world work closely together there, to make us all understand the nature of our very existence better. The fundamental importance of such enterprises can not possibly be overrated..."
The material shot at the ATLAS and CMS detectors as well as in the computing and data centre will be used for a 3rd music video as well as a documentary. The new music video will feature new members David Lombardi on violin and Barry Reid on synthesizer, as well as Cathal Keaney from Lord of the Dance in combination with world leading LED dancers. Interviews conducted with local scientists as well as with Dr. Manfred Krammer, head of the experimental physics department at CERN, will be used in a short documentary about Event Horizon as a project seeking to create a music and dance performance format inspired by science.